Friday, May 13, 2016

Northeast Spring Events

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepius incarnata)
I am excited to have a full schedule of book signings, plant walks, and presentations lined up for the Spring here in the Northeast. My newly published book and second in the Botanical Hiker Series: A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail will be available at all events. Thank goodness Spring is here to warm our bones, drizzle us with rain, sprout our woodland medicinals and, yes, even our common weeds, and beckon us back onto the trail!

Medicine Wheel Fest at Lusscroft Farms (Wantage, NJ)
May 14th and 15th (Saturday and Sunday) 10am - dusk
Join me on a plant walk at 1 pm on both days of the fest and pick up a signed copy of the new book at any point in the day at my booth. There will be variety of botanical workshops and craft vendors to the tune of foot-stomping local music. This is a celebration of Spring in the Medicinal Wheel Garden at Lusscroft Farm.
Cost is Free

Herbal Hoedown at White Hawk Ecovillage (Ithaca, NY)
June 4th (Saturday) 9:00 - 6:30
Join me for a edible and medicinal plant walk on the grounds of the fest and pick up a signed copy of the new book throughout the day at my booth. There will be host of botanical experts available to share their knowledge with you through various plant walks and workshops as well a wide selection of local botanical goodies for purchase.
Cost is $20 - 60 sliding scale with work/trade opportunites available

Plant Walk with the Sierra Club at High Point State Park (Montague, NJ)
June 11th (Saturday) 10:00 -12:00
Take a ramble around New Jersey's highest point and learn about our local edible and medicinal plants. Hike will be easy/moderate with lots of stopping to admire the plants, so be sure to bring your camera and notebook as well as your hiking shoes
Contact Dave Alcock at to register
Cost: $20 (group is limited to 20 participants so be sure to reserve your spot!)

Finger Lakes Trail Spring Gathering (Montour Falls, NY)
June 17th - 19th (Friday - Sunday)
This is a hiking-filled weekend with fellow members of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (check out their website to join if you are not already a member I will be Saturday night's keynote speaker leading you along New York's 1000 mile trail as I experienced it during my 2015 thru-hike. I will also be leading a hike on Saturday through NY's one and only national forest, identifying the botanical beauties along the way.
Cost is affordable and varies according to chosen lodging options (Registration closes 5/20 or at the limit of 180 people)

More plant walks, classes, and book signings to come! These will be listed here at the blog or on my facebook page at . Hope to see on the trail or on the festie fields!


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    1. Thanks Sandra! Thanks to you, the Natural Nurse and I have set up a radio date as well in July :)

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